Mary Ann Shaffer Quotes

Mary Ann Shaffer (December 13, 1934 – February 16, 2008) was an American writer. She is noted for her book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Below is a small collection of Mary Ann Shaffer Quotes.

Mary Ann Shaffer Quotes

Mary Ann Shaffer Quotes
Mary Ann Shaffer Quotes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“My worries travel around in my head on their well worn path.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“Humor is the best way to make the unbearable bearable.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“We read books, talked books, argued over books and became dearer and dearer to one another.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“His writings have made me his friend.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“The first rule of snooping is to come at it sideways.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

“I love seeing the bookshops and meeting the booksellers– booksellers really are a special breed. No one in their right mind would take up clerking in a bookstore for the salary, and no one in his right mind would want to own one– the margin of profit is too small. So, it has to be a love of readers and reading that makes them do it– along with first dibs on the new books.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

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